13 Holiday 2016 Makeup Sets That Make the Perfect Gift for Any Beauty Lover
November 24, 2016 at 8:00 pm EST Beauty makeup set.
Buying makeup is always fun, but adding products to your beauty arsenal around the holidays is BEYOND exciting. Every year, your favorite brands pull out all the stops to create the best gift sets that makeup-lovers would DIE to find sitting under the Christmas tree. Okay —, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but once you see the bad boys that are available from companies like Too Faced, Kat Von D, tarte and more, you’,ll understand.
Whether you want to treat yourself this holiday season (you totally deserve it), or are looking for the perfect present to get the beauty addict in your life, you’,ll find the below gift guide incredibly helpful…,and tempting AF!
Benefit Cosmetics Girl O'Clock Rock 12 Benefit Bestsellers, $45.00
Benefit's holiday sets are always adorable, and this one is no exception. Not only do you get 12 of the company's best-selling products including face primer, mascara and bronzer in a cute Advent calendar, but a fun song also plays every time you open the package. Do you die? We do!!
Photo: Benefit Cosmetics
Too Faced Merry Macarons Palette, $39.99
Too Faced is one of the best brands for eyeshadow palettes, so when you add in freakin' ADORABLE packaging and a mini mascara it only becomes THAT much better. This gift set is ~normal~ enough that almost any makeup-wearer can use it, but still has enough uniqueness to make it stand out among countless others.
Kat Von D Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set, $49.00
Couldn't get your hands on Kylie Cosmetics' Mini Mattes? No Worries — Kat Von D's got your covered. If you've never tried the tattoo artist's liquid lipsticks, you've seriously been missing out. Not only does this product stay on all day long, but it's also one of the least-drying liquid lipstick formulas available. Let's just say, your lips will thank you.
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tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector's Makeup Case, $59.00
Another year, another opportunity for tarte to slay its holiday makeup collection. There are a lot of options to choose from out of the new releases, but this set is a literal collector's item that is the perfect addition to any beauty junkie's stash. Are you SEEING those shadows?! Those blushes?! THAT PACKAGING?! Oh. Em. Gee!!
MAKE UP FOR EVER Artistic Smoky Eye Kit, $20.00
There are certain makeup products that almost everyone, even those who aren't really into beauty, have in their collection — eyeliner and mascara are two of those.
This kit makes for the perfect stocking stuffer because it features high-performing basics that people don't necessarily like buying for themselves, but really need and use regularly.
Sephora Favorites Lash Stash To Go, $25
Mascara can be expensive, which makes replacing it every three months (as you should be, people!!) super annoying. Luckily, Sephora is back with their Lash Stash To Go, a kit that lets you sample five of their best-selling mascaras so you can eventually go back and buy the full-sized version of your fave.
Fresh Sugar Lip Spree, $37.00
You can have all the lipsticks/glosses/stains in the world, but if your lips aren't in good condition, all of 'em are gonna look pretty crappy. Fresh is one of the best brands for skincare, and that includes the skin on your lips. While it's nice to give a gift of simple lip treatments, this set takes it a step further and gives TINTED sticks, which makes it perfect for the makeup lover in your life.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Mini Lipstick Trio, $39.00
Matte lips are totally in right now, so Charlotte's products are perfect for any makeup lover. This set features three adorable non-shiny colors inspired by celebs like Victoria Beckham and Grace Kelly that are still moisturizing enough to keep your lips hydrated throughout the winter months. Also, each mini lippie comes on a ribbon, so you could TECHNICALLY collect a few a decorate a Christmas tree with only lipsticks. #GOALS!
Photo: Charlotte Tilbury
Lorac A Lavish Affair Alter Ego Lip Gloss Collection, $25.00
If you were to buy one of Lorac's Alter Ego Lip Glosses on the regular, you'd spend $16. If you get this kit, however, you're getting SIX glosses for just $25, making them about $4 each. WHAT THA—?!
But while you're saving a crazy amount of money on these lip products, the company did nothing to skimp on quality, the glosses are pigmented, moisturizing and SUPER shiny.
SEPHORA COLLECTION Blushing For You Blush Palette, $16.00
Six different blush/bronzer shades for $16? YES PLEASE!!
Photo: SEPHORA COLLECTION
The Estée Edit Gritty & Glow Magnetic Eye and Face Palettes, $58.00
For less than $60, you'll get two full-sized makeup palettes complete with stunning eyeshadows, highlighters, blushes and bronzers. Whether you decide to keep this set for yourself, give it to someone special, or break it up and do a little of both, all parties involved will be SO happy to receive this Kendall-Jenner approved kit.
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Essence Sealed with a Kiss Holiday Set, $9.99
Essence products may be affordable AF, but that doesn't mean the quality isn't there. In this adrobs set, appropriately called 'Sealed with a Kiss,' you'll get four lipsticks and one liquid lipstick, all for less than $10! Whether you want to throw this in someone's stocking, or treat yourself this holiday season, this package is the perfect addition to your present purchases.
Photo: Essence Cosmetics
SPLURGE: TEMPTU AIR Glowing Complexion Kit, $195
Yes, this kit is pricey, but if you (or someone you know) is a hardcore makeup lover, it's totally worth. In this special set you'll receive a TEMPTU Air and two pods containing a gorgeous highlighter and bronzer. Bonus points for the fact that you can slowly build up your TEMPTU collection with foundation, concealer, blush, etc., as the months pass!